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How Do We Teach Our Children to Be Kind?

Every time I pick a paper or magazine to read lately, I seem to find someone who appears to want to tell us about the issue of raising kind children. As much as I believe in teaching values such as kindness to our children, there are...Show More Summary

The Director Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Bailing On The Franchise, What A Surprise

First Zayn Malik quit One Direction, and now Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of Fifty Shades of Grey, is quitting the franchise and will not direct the sequel adaptations. More » The Director Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Is Bailing On The Franchise, What A Surprise is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Daughter of lesbian mothers speaks out against gay marriage

A woman who was raised by two moms has written an open letter against gay marriage on the Federalist, a web magazine focused on culture, politics, and religion that’s known for having a conservative bent. “My father’s absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad,” Heather Barwick shares.

The Cost Of A Miscarriage

Laurie Bertram Roberts was about 12 weeks pregnant with her third child when she thought something might be wrong. She was the married mother of twins at the time, working two jobs in Michigan City, Indiana -- one in fast food, and the other as a buffet server. Show More Summary

Rethinking the Drinking Age

We don't know the details of how young African-American University of Virginia student Martese Johnson ended up with a bloodied face outside the Trinity Irish Pub on St. Patrick's Day. Yes, he was 20 and the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) in the United States is 21. Show More Summary

A New Parent's Guide to Social Media

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media parenting editor Before baby, you were a Facebooking, Instagramming, texting fool, sharing everything from your perfect pasta dish to your hella-good manicure. Now, looking at your little bundleShow More Summary

Buying Breast Milk Online Not Safe, Says Department Of Duh

Turns out feeding your baby bodily fluids from the people who comment on YouTube videos is a pretty terrible idea. More » Buying Breast Milk Online Not Safe, Says Department Of Duh is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

If Disney Princesses Were Older, They'd Be Pretty Damn Awesome

Disney princesses tend to be young -- like, below drinking age young. But what types of role models would they be if they were allowed to grow into mature women with careers and identities independent of their respective Prince Charmings?...Show More Summary

Does Wearing Makeup Make Me a Bad Feminist?

I've been seeing this post about a daughter's questions about her mom's makeup in my news feed recently, and it's made me think. Christine Burke describes how her daughter's simple question made her see herself through a 7-year-old's...Show More Summary

Going Through Premature Menopause Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of

Stories from women who have experienced early menopause might cause you to worry, but going through premature menopause is nothing to fear. More » Going Through Premature Menopause Is Nothing To Be Afraid Of is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day

Tips and Resources for Poem in your Pocket Day by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Poem in Your Pocket Day 2015 will be held on Thursday, April 30. It’s part of a national emphasis on poetry in the USA for the month of April. By...Show More Summary

Money Management Gap Between Parents and Teens Shows Need for Education

As a parent, I am frequently reminded of the sometimes differing views that my children and I hold about how we manage money. When my kids were small, they would ask me to buy them toys, with little regard for the cost -- which was completely understandable, given their age. Show More Summary

Man Wins $7 Million From Lottery Ticket Tucked Inside Get-Well Card

Recovering from surgery? How about a get-well card with 7 million reasons inside to help you feel better. Easton, Pennsylvania resident Joseph Amorese was laid up at home after a hernia surgery last month, so his dad did the fatherly thing and gave him a get-well card, hoping to raise his spirits. Show More Summary

Having A Penis Shouldn’t Keep You From Talking To Your Daughter About Her Period

More than ever, fathers are closely involved in all aspects of their children's lives and in many families, they perform the same parenting duties as their partners. In this brave, new world of more equal parenting, it would stand to reason that we loosen up on the roles traditionally played by a mother or father. Show More Summary

It’s Not Your Job To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

It may be tempting to discipline an unruly kid at the playground, but it's really not your place. More » It’s Not Your Job To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

Love is Not Enough + More Love (Less Panic)

Jenny Lexhed, author of Love is Not Enough. Topic: A mother’s memoir of autism, madness, and hope. Issues: Coping with a child’s autism diagnosis; trying to find the best treatment among competing theories and approaches; the importance of taking breaks, getting enough sleep, and self-care. Show More Summary

Drew Barrymore Comparing Her ‘Saggy’ Post-Baby Body To A Kangaroo Will Make You Love Her Even More

If we can’t have Taylor Swift as a best friend, then we want Drew Barrymore. She seems like she would be so much fun to hang out with and I don’t think that there is anyone she would want to give the stink eye to. In an interview with Glamour,...Show More Summary

Meghan Trainor new ‘Dear Future Husband’ video confuses fans

Meghan Trainor’s fans are confused.  The singer-songwriter won people’s hearts with her body-positive anthem “All About That Bass.” Her catchy lyrics and dance-pop tune put women out on the dance floor—even those who aren’t a size 2—confidently shaking it like they’re supposed to do. Show More Summary

Putting on a New Uniform

Self-doubt is often overwhelming. What if I lose my job? What if I lose my children? What if I lose my house? What if no one likes what I write? What if no one likes what I'm wearing? What if no one likes me? What if my parenting is scrutinized? Insecurities can be paralyzing and can completely take over. Show More Summary

Fox News Host Thinks Healthy Food For Preschoolers Will Give Them ‘Mental Problems’

Fox News is a very reliable news source, in that they can always be counted on to have a strange and vaguely horrifying opinion about the most innocuous of subjects. This time, the topic is providing healthy food to preschoolers andShow More Summary

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